Nasser Arrabyee, a Yemeni journalist and film-maker, discusses why the UN-mediated peace talks aren’t stopping Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes on Yemeni civilians; and how Saudi cash and US weapons are helping Al Qaeda carve out a mini-state in Yemen.
Jim Lobe, founder of the foreign policy website LobeLog.com, discusses the converging foreign policy views of liberal interventionists and neoconservatives as noted in a new report titled “Extending American Power: Strategies to Expand U.S. Engagement in a Competitive World Order;” and what this consensus would mean if Hillary Clinton were elected president.
Will Saetren, author of Ghosts of the Cold War: Rethinking the Need for a New Cruise Missile, discusses why the planned new generation of low-yield nuclear weapons (Long Range Standoff Weapon[s]) are actually more dangerous than the city-killing bombs from the Cold War era.
Patrick Cockburn, an award-winning journalist with The Independent, discusses ISIS’s military setbacks in Syria and Iraq as government forces and Shia militias converge on Fallujah – an ISIS stronghold only 40 miles from Baghdad that was captured in 2014.
Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses the prominent role uber-hawk and Ukraine regime-changer Victoria Nuland will play in a Hillary Clinton administration, and why Nuland’s relatives should be collectively labeled the “First Family of Military Interventionists.”
Vincent Ward, an attorney representing Chelsea Manning, discusses the appeal filed on Manning’s behalf, seeking a reversal and dismissal of all charges – or at least a reduced sentence for the heroic Army whistleblower who was wrongly charged under the Espionage Act.
Sut Jhally, founder of the Media Education Foundation, discusses his documentary (he is executive producer) The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War In The United States.
Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, discusses how the feds are helping local police with spying technology like “Stingray” cell phone tower simulators and then keeping it secret from the public – routinely denying FOIA requests by citing non-disclosure agreements.
Journalist Mark Perry discusses his Politico article about the disagreement among the Army’s top brass on budget priorities and how to confront Russia; and Mark’s suggestions for how US military spending could be put to better use.
James Bovard, author of Public Policy Hooligan, discusses why The Panama Papers will lead to a crackdown on private US citizens trying to shield assets from taxation, while government institutions like the IMF and World Bank are allowed to carry on their work of propping up corrupt dictators and stripping countries of their wealth.
Rupert Stone, an independent journalist working on national security and counter-terrorism issues, discusses the scientific proof that torture doesn’t work for interrogators seeking to learn the truth from prisoners – however it is quite effective at extracting false confessions.
Gareth Porter, author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, discusses his Truthout article “Obama Broke Pledge to Demand Syrian Opposition’s Separation From Nusra Front.”
Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, discusses US Ambassador to Hungary Coleen Bell’s threatening speech to her host country’s government, in which she laid down the Obama administration’s demands on Syria policy, acceptance of refugees, and relations with Russia.
Jeffrey Kaye, a psychologist and writer on torture, discusses his FOIA request that led to declassified “talking points” documents related to torture techniques authorized in the Army Field Manual.